javascript

Hours: 
6:30pm - 10:30pm
Cost: 
$100; $75 for Students
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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This two-day workshop will introduce you to the basic philosophy behind transparency activism and how to accomplish it through the use of smart hacks over web platforms. Ownership, privacy and geopolitical use of data will be introduced through case histories of ethical and legal issues as well as an introduction of the main organizations and resources about Open Data.

You will learn the methodologies and mechanisms for exploring creative and unconventional uses of political data over the web. In addition, the workshop will introduce some practical tools, including simple software, coding, and other techniques and tricks to extract data from web servers.

Software that will be explored during the workshop:
iMacro, Fake, Scraperwiki, Beautiful Soup, Scrapy, etc.

Code that will be explored:
PHP, Phynton, Sql, JavaScript, DHTML, etc.

 
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An interactive قلب session showing the Fibonacci algorithm

قلب is a programming language exploring the role of human culture in coding. Code is written entirely in Arabic, highlighting cultural biases of computer science and challenging the assumptions we make about programming. It is implemented as a tree-walking language interpreter in JavsScript.

All modern programming tools are based on the ASCII character set, which encodes Latin Characters and was originally based on the English Language. As a result, programming has become tied to a single written culture. It carries with it a cultural bias that favors those who grew up reading and writing in that cultural. قلب explores and challenges that by presenting a language that deviates almost entirely from ASCII.

The Fibonacci Algorithm

Project Created: 
January 2013
 
Start Date: 
18 Jul 2011
Hours: 
6PM–10PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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The Google Data Arts Team is a small group of creative programmers from San Francisco who use open web technologies and Google tools to make creative projects for the web. Some recent projects include Three Dreams of Black, the WebGL Globe, and the Data Viz Challenge (built in close partnership with Eyebeam).

On Monday, July 18, the team is putting on a workshop looking at JavaScript, HTML5 and WebGL as applied to user interfaces, data visualization, and interactive art. There will be an introduction to one of the team's JavaScript libraries (dat.gui) and projects (WebGL Globe), as well as time for project experimentation and personal Q&A. Please bring your laptop, your creativity, and your favorite IDE. Familiarity with web development and JavaScript highly recommended.

WORKSHOP AT CAPACITY

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Shared by reBlog @ Eyebeam

Paper, wood, and traditional media aren’t tied to one vendor. They don’t require licenses or agreements. They aren’t, generally speaking, incompatible. If digital art is going to provide artists with the same freedom, it stands to reason that artists working with computation will find ways to make any pixel their medium.

Processing is a good example. It takes some time, but eventually, the understanding dawns upon you: Processing is more a design for how to code, an API, than it is a specific platform. Taken further, heck, it’s more like a way of life – sketch on paper, write simple code, prototype fast, make something happen.

 
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ShiftSpace

While the Internet's design is widely understood to be open and distributed, control over how users interact online has given us largely centralized and closed systems. The web is undergoing a transformation whose promise is user empowerment—but who controls the terms of this new read/write web? The web has followed the physical movement of the city's social center from the (public) town square to the (private) mall. ShiftSpace attempts to subvert this trend by providing a new public space on the web.

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Project Created: 
May 2006
 
People: Mushon Zer-Aviv, Justin Blinder, Joe Moore, Florica Vlad, Doron Ben-Avraham, David Nolen, Dan Phiffer, Clint Newsome, Avital Oliver
Research: Open Culture
Project Type: Activism, Hacking, Open Source, Software, Web
Tags: web, plugin, parasitic, javascript, hacking, firefox, design, code, activism
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